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Congratulations on your decision to make on campus housing your home away from home. Nearly 11,000 students live with us in the heart of the Aggie experience. A number of living learning programs (LLPs) are housed here as well.

We think you’ll enjoy the community environment, the convenience, the amenities and, most of all, the opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse group of friends from all over the world.

To begin the housing application process, choose the title below that best describes you and then visit our application overview page.

FreshmenWelcome to the Aggie Family!

Students must be admitted to Texas A&M before they are eligible to apply for on-campus housing. It is the goal of Texas A&M University to accommodate as many freshmen as possible.

When to Apply:

Students must be admitted to Texas A&M before they are eligible to apply for on-campus housing. Once admitted, freshmen will have 30 days to apply to be in the first group for housing assignments – known as the Priority group – as long as space is still available. At a later date, these students will be broken into multiple rounds, established by the date that their housing application was received, and will be able to self-select a Permanent room assignment on a first-come, first-served basis.

Freshmen who apply for housing more than 30 days after being admitted to Texas A&M will be placed in the second group of housing assignments – known as the Guaranteed Temporary group – as long as space is still available. These students may be able to self-select their room assignments in multiple rounds or they may be assigned by the housing office.

What to Expect:

On-campus housing applicants who apply before housing applications close are guaranteed a space somewhere on campus, but are not guaranteed a space in a specific hall/apartment/room or with a specific roommate. This could mean that, when given the opportunity to self-select, a student’s initial preferences may not be available, but we give the option to continue checking back to see if any space opens up over time. Because all housing assignment processes are driven by the date the application is received, it is the best practice for students to apply as soon as they are admitted in order to get the best chance to live in their preferred residences.

Required Payments:

All incoming freshmen are required to pay a nonrefundable $50 housing application fee and a refundable $300 housing deposit. Students may request that the $300 be deferred. The application fee and deposit/deposit deferral request must be received in order for an application to be considered complete.

Cancellation Deadline:

  • FALLStudents will have until May 1st to cancel their Fall housing application and receive a refund of the $300 deposit (or avoid being billed if a deferral was requested).
  • SPRINGStudents will have until October 31st to cancel their Spring housing application and receive a refund of the $300 deposit (or avoid being billed if a deferral was requested).
  • SUMMERStudents will have until May 1st to cancel their Summer housing application and receive a refund of the $300 deposit (or avoid being billed if a deferral was requested).

Newly admitted students will need to activate their TAMU NetID account before completing the Housing Application within the myHousing Portal.

Welcome to the Aggie Family! We’re excited you decided to continue your education here at Texas A&M.

TransfersAs a transfer student, you bring valuable college and life experiences to our community. Whether you are transferring from a community college or a 4-year institution, we know you’re not new to college, but are new to Texas A&M. Because of that, we have streamlined the housing application for you.

We want you to get housing taken care of as soon as possible so you can worry about more important things during your transition to Aggieland. You need to know that Texas A&M provides housing priority to Freshman students, but that does not mean we do not have housing options just for upperclassman.

When to Apply:

Students must be admitted to Texas A&M before they are eligible to apply for on-campus housing. Once admitted, transfer students need to complete a housing application as soon as possible as this determines your Priority group on the wait list. 

What to Expect:

Transfer students who complete a housing application are placed on the wait list – as Texas A&M has a freshman priority policy. In many cases, we are able to accommodate transfer student applications for housing. Because all housing assignment processes are driven by the date the application is received, it is the best practice for students to apply as soon as they are admitted in order to get the best chance to live in their preferred residences.

At a later date, these students will be broken into multiple rounds, established by the date that their housing application was received, and will be able to self-select a Permanent room assignment on a first-come, first-served basis.

Required Payments:

All incoming transfer students are required to pay a nonrefundable $50 housing application fee and a refundable $300 housing deposit. Students may request that the $300 be deferred. The application fee and deposit/deposit deferral request must be received in order for an application to be considered complete.

Cancellation Deadline:

  • FALLStudents will have until May 1st to cancel their Fall housing application and receive a refund of the $300 deposit (or avoid being billed if a deferral was requested).
  • SPRINGStudents will have until October 31st to cancel their Spring housing application and receive a refund of the $300 deposit (or avoid being billed if a deferral was requested).
  • SUMMERStudents will have until May 1st to cancel their Summer housing application and receive a refund of the $300 deposit (or avoid being billed if a deferral was requested).

Newly admitted students will need to activate their TAMU NetID account before completing the Housing Application within the myHousing Portal.

We are excited you are joining us in the heart of the Aggie experience! We know transitions can be stressful, so we are here to help.

Residence Life encourages students with disabilities to participate in all campus activities and commits to providing supportive services that assist students in fully engaging all aspects of an Aggie education.  This includes, of course, meeting specific housing needs of students with disabilities or additional needs whenever possible.  Students with disabilities or who have additional needs are assigned roommates in the same manner as all other residence hall and/or applicants unless they are specifically recommended for a single room and one is available at the time their application is processed.

What to Expect:

Our process for accommodations is as follows:

  1. The student must have applied and have been already accepted to Texas A&M University.
  2. The student should submit their application for on-campus housing through the Department of Residence Life.
  3. If a student makes an accommodations request directly to the Department of Residence Life based on disability need, they will be referred to the Department of Disability Services for documentation review.
  4. The student should provide documentation of their disability that supports the need for the requested housing accommodation(s) to Disability Services.
  5. The Disability Services Decision, Review and Consultation Committee will review the documentation and then assign an Access Coordinator (AC) to work with the student.
  6. If the documentation supports the requested need, the AC with gather detailed information from the student related to their housing needs and the DS Housing Liaison staff member will forward a Housing Accommodations Request form on behalf of the student to the Department of Residence Life.
  7. If the housing request is not supported by the documentation, the Access Coordinator will contact the student to notify them of the decision or to request additional documentation.
  8. Once the Housing Accommodations Request form is reviewed by the Department of Residence Life, the Housing Assignments staff will notify the student of their placement or may contact the student to discuss their options.

More information can be found related to our processes on our Procedures page. Remember, we are here to help during your transition to Aggieland. Please let us know how we may assist you through the housing application process.

Learn More About How to Apply:

For more information related to the housing application process and assignments, please refer to the student classification toggle on this page that best represents you. For example, freshman, transfer, graduate students, etc.

We are glad to learn you are choosing to live with us again in on campus housing! 

You’ve likely already experienced many of the benefits of on campus living like convenient dining and proximity to class. Not to mention the added benefits of study spaces, access to campus resources and our helpful staff.

We want to make continuing to live with us as easy as possible. So there is less work required to stay on campus. Review our Contract Renewal process which is our process for all residents returning to campus housing.

When to Renew:

On-Campus Housing “Pay-by-the Semester” Contracts are renewed each year during the Spring Semester through an online process called Contract Renewal. During Contract Renewal current on-campus students will be able to request to stay on campus for the next contract year or cancel their housing. Any student who lives in On-Campus “Pay-by-the-Semester” Housing needs to complete Contract Renewal so we can hold your space for the next academic year.

What to Expect:

A link to Contract Renewal will be available late January through mid-to-late February by logging into myHousing Portal and from the homepage. Because freshmen have priority housing in all residence halls and at White Creek Apartments, current on-campus students may not be able to return to these properties. However, upperclassmen have priority housing at The Gardens Apartments. Students who do not complete Contract Renewal will be automatically cancelled out of housing for next year. Failure to go through Contract Renewal may delay your deposit refund because students who cancel during Contract Renewal will have their deposit refunds processed first.

Required Payments:

None – as your housing deposit will stay on file and there is no additional application fee. The housing deposit is automatically transferred if you request to live on campus and are approved to stay on campus next year. The housing deposit stays with you as long as you live on campus.

Cancellation Deadline:

Cancellation deadline is determined by the date of an offer of an on campus housing assignment. This will be communicated via email to the email address on file from your original housing application. Assignments can also be viewed by logging in to myHousing Portal. Once you receive an assignment, you will have seven days to cancel your contract with no penalties.

After the seven days, students forfeit their $300 housing deposit and will be responsible for 25% of the room cost for the fall semester.

We’re excited you are bringing your family with you to experience the Aggie Family! There are lots of things to prepare for when moving with your family. We want to make you housing process as easy as possible to apply. Review our process for housing that is available to students with families. Then visit our application overview page before applying through the myHousing Portal.

Getting Started:

You have plenty of options when living on campus with your family. Pay-by-the-month options at The Gardens Apartments are available to students with families.

When to Apply:

Applications are open year round, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances are of getting the type of apartment you want.

What to Expect:

Priority for The Gardens Apartments, pay by month will be given first to married, graduate, veterans, international students and students with children

Next priority will be given to single, undergraduate students who have 2 semesters at a two year or four year college and have at least 30 hours of college credit.

After submitting an application for housing, check the email address you provided during the application process. Also, all of our apartments require that you complete a short online orientation by logging in to the myHousing portal and clicking on Move-In Orientation.

Required Payments:

$50.00 application fee is required when applying and a $300.00 security deposit is required upon notification of apartment availability.  Monthly rent and electricity payments can be paid online with e-check or credit card.

Cancellation Deadline:

Cancellations that are made after a student has paid a security deposit and has signed a lease will result in forfeiture of the security deposit and paying the rent until the bedroom/apartment is filled by the Garden Apartment office.

Cancellation details are outlined within the housing contract.

You’ve chosen the best place for your graduate education. Texas A&M University provides a world-renown graduate experience.

Graduate students have the ability to live in most, if not all, our housing options; however, graduate students have priority housing at The Gardens Apartments. Freshmen have housing priority in our Residence Halls and in White Creek Apartments. Learn more about Texas A&M University’s freshmen Housing Priority policy. 

When to Apply:

Applications for The Garden Apartments are open year round, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances are of getting the type of apartment you want. If you are applying for the Residence Hall and White Creek, applications sometimes fill up all our available housing in the middle of the spring semester. Also, since graduate students do not have priority in these buildings, you may be added to our housing wait list and would be notified if a space becomes available. We strongly encourage you to consider The Gardens Apartments.

What to Expect:

After submitting an application for housing, check the email address you provided during the application process. Also, all of our apartments require that you complete a short online orientation by logging in to the myHousing portal and clicking on Move-In Orientation.

Required Payments:

$50.00 application fee is required when applying and a $300.00 security deposit is required upon notification of apartment availability.  Monthly rent and electricity payments can be paid online with e-check or credit card via the myHousing Portal.

Cancellation Deadline:

Cancellations that are made after a student has paid a security deposit and has signed a lease will result in forfeiture of the security deposit and paying the rent until the bedroom/apartment is filled by the Garden Apartment Office. Review our Cancellation Fees & Timelines.

The Department of Residence Life offers a variety of short term housing accommodations to students or members of the Texas A&M University community. Information related to short term housing can be obtained via Conference & Guest Services.